Mumbai rains are often devastating to its citizens. Not only does it hinder people's ordinary lives but it also leaves many trees uprooted and fallen to the ground. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan
has revealed that an old Gulmohar tree had to be removed from his garden due to the recent rains. Now the actor has taken to Instagram to share the story of the tree and his house Prateeksha.
On his blog, Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "The day in 1976 we moved into the first house that this generation had ever bought and built, and called its own .. it was planted as a sapling, a mere few inches in its height .. in the middle of the lawn that surrounded the property. A Palace in the desert land of the North” had given him the inspiration to plant it where he wanted it to be."
Amitabh Bachchan also said that entire generations of his family have lived around the tree. He wrote, "The children grew up around it .. as did the grandchildren .. their birthdays and the festivities of festivals all decorated this GulMohar beautiful tree, with its bright orange flowers that bloomed during the summer .. the children did get married just a few feet away from it .. and it stood guardian above them .. its branches bowed down with the weight of grief and sorrow when the elders passed away .. Babuji, Maa Ji .. their prayer meet on the 13th and the 12th day after the passing all within its shadow of grief .. the Holika .. the burning of the evil forces a day before the celebrations of Holi, burnt about it .. as did all the lights of Deepavali adorn its branches .. the pooja’s of Satyanarayan and the havans for peace and prosperity, within its watchful grace."
Amitabh Bachchan recently starred in Shoojit Sircar's Gulabo Sitabo alongside Ayushmann Khurrana